Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2007 Glencoe Regional Award Winners

Weninger Farms Ltd. - Elgin County

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; John & Joe Weninger

(Left to right: Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; John & Joe Weninger)

John Weninger, an Elgin County sweet potato producer, has introduced an infrared dehydrator to his operation - allowing him to become the first producer of sweet potato flour, which has significant nutraceutical benefits. John dries a variety of products, opening the door to new markets for the family farm as it phases out of tobacco production. In addition to filling all the flour orders he receives, Weninger Farms can custom dry most raw food products thus giving farmers the ability to create their own value added products.

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